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Elm Borer - Saperda tridentata The larvae of this species live in galleries under the bark of elm (Ulmus sp.) trees. It is not the main vector of Dutch Elm Disease, but does spread the fungus that causes the disease.<br />
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Habitat: Attracted to a light; semi-rural area Elm Borer,Geotagged,Saperda,Saperda tridentata,Spring,United States,beetle,cerambycidae Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Elm Borer - Saperda tridentata

The larvae of this species live in galleries under the bark of elm (Ulmus sp.) trees. It is not the main vector of Dutch Elm Disease, but does spread the fungus that causes the disease.

Habitat: Attracted to a light; semi-rural area

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  1. You knew that I would be jealous of this one, right? ;P Posted one month ago
    1. Aww! I tried to move it so I could get a better shot, but it wouldn't cooperate and flew away. Posted one month ago

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The elm borer is a species of beetle in the family Cerambycidae. It was described by Olivier in 1795. It is known from Canada and the United States. It feeds on ''Ulmus rubra'' and ''Ulmus americana''. It acts as a vector for the fungus ''Ophiostoma ulmi'', and as a host for the parasitoid wasp ''Cenocoelius saperdae''.

Similar species: Beetles
Species identified by Christine Young
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Uploaded Jun 20, 2021. Captured Jun 19, 2021 22:24 in 5 East St, New Milford, CT 06776, USA.
  • Canon EOS 90D
  • f/13.0
  • 1/166s
  • ISO1000
  • 100mm